Jyoti Sagar has been practicing law since 1976. He founded J. Sagar Associates (JSA) – in New Delhi in 1991 as a solo practitioner. Jyoti also founded K&S Partners, an Intellectual Property boutique in 1994. K&S now has over 80 professionals and is a leading IP practice.
He pioneered new paradigms in Indian law firm organization and management structures. Both JSA and K&S have features, which are unique to Indian law firms – a ‘no family’ rule; admittance to partnership without goodwill buy-in; retirement age for partners; innovative partner compensation mechanisms; and shared vision, mission & core values.
Jyoti is Associate President, Society of Indian Law Firms; and Past President of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Indian Group) and he currently serves as one of the International Vice Presidents of Asian Patent Attorneys Association.
He is also Chairman – Society for Urban Regeneration of Gurgaon (focuses on long term sustainable development issues of Gurgaon, National Capital Region); Trustee – Genesis Foundation (provides critical medical assistance to underprivileged children suffering from congenital heart defects); and supports Deepalaya (engaged in education of slum children in the National Capital Region). He also serves on the Board of Governors, The Scindia School, Gwalior.
Jyoti has over the years received many accolades and recognitions, some of which are mentioned below:
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 – ‘widely respected’ & ‘immensely versatile and experienced’. He is rated as ‘one of India’s most esteemed lawyers’, who is ‘highly regarded’ in his field. He also has been listed for the past 5 years consecutively, as a leading individual in two categories including Corporate / M&A and Projects & Energy.
Chambers & Partners – “a brilliant lawyer” and a “top bracket corporate law expert,” peers and clients agree. He has several years’ experience advising foreign and domestic clients on corporate, capital markets and financing transactions.’
Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers – person ‘credited with “real charisma and flair” and a “hands-on, inspiring style.”
PLC Which Lawyer? – a ‘highly recommended individual’ in three categories namely – Intellectual Property, Corporate / M&A.
- American Bar Association
- Asian Patent Attorneys Association
- Delhi High Court Bar Association
- International Trademark Association
- Inter-Pacific Bar Association
- Society of Indian Law Firms
- Supreme Court of India Bar
Jyoti speaks regularly at international and national conferences and workshops on topics ranging from Corporate and Intellectual Property laws to infrastructure projects, government policy, foreign investment and the economy.
- B.A. (Economics Honours), St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (1972)
- LL. B., University of Delhi (1975)